Friday, October 19, 2012

Spaghetti With Garlic, Olive Oil, and Chili Flakes

with only a few ingredients that are staples in most pantries, you can create a beautiful, flavorful, heartwarming meal from scratch.
 this is a perfect solution whenever you're in a bind. for example, if guests come over and you've got nothing to serve, they are certain to be wowed when you present them with this meal.
the simplest foods are often the most wonderful.

the pasta is the real star in this meal, as it's not drenched in heavy, overbearing sauce. because of this, it is really important to make sure you cook the pasta al dente. a good, flavorful extra-virgin olive oil is also essential as is mincing the garlic finely enough to avoid eating any big spicy chunks.

7 ounces of spaghetti
2 large or 3 small garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons of chili pepper flakes
1/4 to 1/3 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
The measurements in this recipe can be shifted depending on your taste preferences.
  1. Cook spaghetti according to the directions on the package, until it is al dente.
  2. Strain spaghetti and place in a large serving dish.
  3. Add minced garlic, chili pepper flakes, olive oil, salt, and pepper, and mix together well.
  4. Serve warm or at room temperature

recipe from yum sugar.

enjoy, xo

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